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Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors…

Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors and Wolves, as they should

yahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
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  • Trail Blazers lay off three longtime executives

    Trail Blazers lay off three longtime executives

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime executives.
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  • Wolves find success with international players

    Wolves find success with international players

    nba.com Dec 6, 2012
    The cold, snowy climate in Minnesota has always been considered a hindrance to the Timberwolves' efforts to recruit top-flight free agents to join them. American players seem more enamored with the sun in Los Angeles, the sand in Miami or lights in New …
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  • Roy Hibbert hiked up his shorts to hide blood on his jersey lat…

    Roy Hibbert hiked up his shorts to hide blood on his jersey late in Pacers win over Blazers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    With 4 1/2 minutes to play in Wednesday night's matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers - a game the Pacers had led by 18 points just seven minutes earlier, but that Portland had tightened up thanks to a 21-9 run - Pacers center
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  • Kobe Bryant Passes 30,000 Career NBA Points; J.R. Smith Hits A …

    Kobe Bryant Passes 30,000 Career NBA Points; J.R. Smith Hits A Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

    dimemag.com Dec 6, 2012
    They said they were going to stop the game in New Orleans once Kobe Bryant hit 30,000 career points. He did that just before the end of the first half, going off the dribble and hitting a running floater over Robin Lopez. But the game never ceased, and …
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  • Video - Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns 01:06

    Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns

    Dec 6
    O.J. Mayo scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 97-94 win over the Suns.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest 06:02

    TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest

    Dec 6
    Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.

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    Dec 7
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    Dec 6
    Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
  • Ian Thomsen: Appreciate Heat now, as upcoming tax threatens a potential dy…

    Dec 6
    Whether you love or hate the Miami Heat, you ought to appreciate their runs at the championship over the next two seasons. Because owner Micky Arison may not be able to afford his team by 2014-15.